In today’s world of developing technologies, we live in an age where we are involved in every aspect of our lives and change our habits. Developing technology brings innovation and convenience to our lives. In an age like the space age, it is understood that there are big differences between what the naked eye sees in dentistry applications and what it sees with larger magnifications. These developments are accelerating day by day and transformations are experienced more frequently. The dentistry sector also gets its share of these developments. In such a period, those who can benefit from the opportunities provided by technology taste the future and live one step ahead. Microscope dentistry is actually a situation that has been around since the very beginning of dentistry. Working with magnification, making the area more bright and working in a brighter environment is actually a method that has been discovered much earlier, that is, since the beginning of dentistry.
In microscope dentistry, we can see the area available 6 times, 15 times or even 40 times larger. Meanwhile, the light source also allows the area to be seen more clearly.
- Porcelain lamina and composite lamina applications,
- To see that the step in the cuts we make in the tooth is even and smooth,
- To be able to see whether the tooth we will perform root canal treatment has an extra canal or not,
- Detection of caries,
- In determining the clarity of the measure we take,
- Monitoring the continuity of the appearance of cracks and fissures in the tooth,
- In gum treatments,
- Microscope dentistry provides us with a larger image area in calculus cleaning and even in the operations to be performed on the gums.
With the image we see under 10-fold, 16-fold or even 40-fold growth, we guide ourselves with advanced methods to maximize the health of our patients by ensuring that the application we make to our patients is clearer and smoother. In addition, the groups formed by physicians practicing medicine with a microscope and the sharing of experiences here provide the opportunity to contact a higher structure in the dentistry trend. For many years, the dominant view in dentistry has been “Extension For Prevention”. In other words, in order to expand to protect, that is, to provide the appearance, a large area was provided on the surface of the tooth so that the old filling materials could hold on to the tooth by taking more of the tooth tissue. Especially when amalgam fillings were popular, it was necessary to remove an extra material on the tooth to ensure the view on the tooth and to understand that the decay was detected exactly. In microscope dentistry, it is possible to clean only the area where the decay is located by providing 40-fold magnification and after this cleaning, it is possible to make fillings using a layering system. New research and developments have focused on this issue and in addition to microscope dentistry, magnification devices using Dental Loupes have become the magnification systems routinely used by dentists.
While doing this work with glasses, 2.5 – 3.5 or even 4.2 times vision can be provided. These can provide a clearer and more beautiful view of the dentist during the examination and diagnosis, as well as allowing the dentist to wear it directly on the dentist’s eye without the need for any device. The words of David Clark, founder of the Academy of Microscope Assisted Dentistry (AMED), explain microscope dentistry very well: “The greatest indicator of long-term retention of teeth is the volume of healthy, natural tooth tissue remaining at the end of treatment.” In other words, the less tissue loss a treated tooth has, the longer it is likely to stay in your mouth. In other words, the less we take from the tooth, the longer the restoration will last. In summary, microscopes are now devices that are becoming widespread in dentistry. The reason for their use is that the treatment of small and sensitive teeth must also be performed under high precision. The more detailed the field of view, depending on the skill of the physician, the more precise treatments can be performed, the more sensitive treatments can be performed, and the minimum removal from the tooth tissue can help your teeth to stay in your mouth for a long time.